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  • The Camomile Lawn

  • By: Mary Wesley
  • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8

Summer 1939 and five cousins gather at the house with the camomile lawn for what, for many of them, will be the last summer of their youth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Terrific family saga set during WWII

  • By Ilana on 09-13-12

Not so Great Second Time Round

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-19-12

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

It was OK. When I read this for the first time in the 1990's I loved it. Coming back to listen I wasn't so sure. Many of the characters just weren't very nice and I didn't much care what happened to them.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

A little difficult to say as this was my second time with The Chamomile Lawn. It was, I would say, predictable.

What about Carole Boyd’s performance did you like?

It was good. She created individual characters and caught their personalities well.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

I'm sure I saw the mini-series!

  • An Irish Country Doctor

  • A Novel
  • By: Patrick Taylor
  • Narrated by: John Keating
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,616
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,222
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,227

Barry Laverty, M.B., can barely find the village of Ballybucklebo on a map when he first sets out to seek gainful employment there, but already he knows that there is nowhere he would rather live than in the emerald hills and dales of Northern Ireland. The proud owner of a spanking-new medical degree and little else in the way of worldly possessions, Barry jumps at the chance to secure a position as an assistant in a small rural practice.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun Book

  • By Sara on 10-24-14

A Very Easy Listen

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-19-12

If you could sum up An Irish Country Doctor in three words, what would they be?

Fun, Easy, Predictible

Would you recommend An Irish Country Doctor to your friends? Why or why not?

Yes I would. It was an absolutely perfect driving to work read.

Which character – as performed by John Keating – was your favorite?

Fingal - he was a fun, larger than life character. Probably a little too stereo-typical but that's ok.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Sometimes it made me smile with some of the events around Fingal and the locals.

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  • Doomsday Book

  • By: Connie Willis
  • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
  • Length: 26 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,784
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,903
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,926

For Oxford student Kivrin, traveling back to the 14th century is more than the culmination of her studies - it's the chance for a wonderful adventure. For Dunworthy, her mentor, it is cause for intense worry about the thousands of things that could go wrong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Timely, beautiful, terrible and haunting

  • By mudcelt on 11-02-09

Fantastic Read

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-20-12

Where does Doomsday Book rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of the best books I've listened to on Audible.com. Engrossing, well written and terribly sad (as it should be). There are some slight problems with believing it is based in 2060, but given the book was written in 1992 these aren't too glaring and don't spoil the story at all.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I think Kivrin - her strength, humanity and passion. Father Roche as well

Which character – as performed by Jenny Sterlin – was your favorite?

Agnes

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No. Although it totally sucked me in, it was an intense read and I needed to come up for air!